List of foreign vehicles used by Nazi Germany in World War II

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Many foreign vehicles were used by the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. The German terms Beutepanzer (Loot Tank) and Beutefahrzeug (Loot Vehicle) were a general application for those vehicles. Whilst the majority were captured, vehicles produced by occupied countries are also included.

Designation format[edit]

The Wehrmacht re-designated captured vehicles with a structured formula. With some of the elements being optional and depending on the overall vehicle type or intended use, the following elements could be utilized:

  • Calibre (expressed in centimetres)
  • The type of vehicle or main armament
  • A model number (or name) adapted from the original designation
  • A year
  • A new series-related model number
  • A subvariant, indicated with a number after a "/"
  • A letter indicating the national origin of the vehicle

Captured vehicles[edit]

List of some captured equipment used by the German forces on the Russian front and others areas. Certain models were modified in factories or army workshops for infantry support, armed reconnaissance, antitank or antiaircraft units or as self-propelled guns or tank destroyers and many other operative or utility uses.

Captured tanks and tank destroyers[edit]

Captured armoured cars and half-tracks[edit]

  • American M3 Scout Car
  • American M8 Greyhound - Panzerspähwagen M8(a)
  • British Marmon-Herrington Armoured Car
  • British Marmon-Herrington Humber
  • British Daimler Dingo Mk 1 - Le. Pz.Sp.Wg. Mk l 202(e)
  • British AEC Dorchester Armoured Bus
  • British Universal Carrier - Gepanzerter Maschinengewehrträger Bren 731(e)
  • British Universal Carrier - Gep. MG-Träger Br 731(e) modified with 20 mm Flak 38
  • British Universal Carrier - 8.8 cm Raketenpanzerbüchse 43 (with 88 mm Rockets)
  • British Universal Carrier - Gep. MG-Träger Br 731(e) mit 3.7 cm PaK 35/36
  • Dutch DAF M39 - Pz.Sp.Wg. L202(h)
  • Dutch DAF M36
  • French Renault ZT / AMR 35 - Pz.Sp.Wg. ZT 702(f)
  • French Lorraine S - Grosser Funk und Beobachtungpanzer auf Lorraine S(f)
  • French AMD Panhard 178 - Pz.Sph. 204(f)
  • French AMD Panhard 178 - Pz.Sph. 204(f) mit KwK 42
  • French Unic P107 - Leichter Zugkraftwagen U304(f)
  • French Unic P107 - Leichter Schützenpanzerwagen U304(f)
  • French Somua MCG/MCL - Le.Zgkw. S307(f)
  • French Somua MCG/MCL - Mittlerer gepanzerter Zugkraftwagen S307/303(f)
  • French Somua MCG/MCL - Mittlerer Schützenpanzerwagen S307/303(f)
  • French Somua MCG/MCL - SPW S307/303(f) mit Reihenwerfer
  • French Somua MCG/MCL - 7.5 cm Pak 40 auf m SPW S307/303(f)
  • French Somua MCG/MCL - 8 cm R-Vielfachwerfer auf m.gep.Zgkw. S307/303(f)
  • French Somua MCG/MCL - 15 cm Panzerwerfer 42 auf m.gep Zgkw. S307/303(f) Nebelwerfer 41
  • French Renault UE - Infanterieschlepper UE 630(f)
  • French Renault UE - 3.7 cm Pak 36(Sf) auf Infanterieschlepper UE 630(f)
  • French Renault UE - 28/32 cm Wurfrahmen(Sf) auf Infanterieschlepper UE 630(f)
  • Italian Autoblinda AB41 - Panzerspähwagen AB41 201(i)
  • Soviet FAI
  • Soviet BA-20 - Panzerspähwagen BA202(r)
  • Soviet BA-6
  • Soviet BA-10 - Panzerspähwagen BA203(r)
  • Soviet BA-27
  • Soviet BA-64 modified with 37 mm Pak 35/36 Cannon
  • Spanish AAC1937 (captured while in French service)
  • Swedish Landsverk 180/181 (captured while in Danish service)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Blanc 01". 2008-04-29. Archived from the original on 29 April 2008. Retrieved 2017-10-10.